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How to effectively engage youth in community coalitions.

How to effectively engage youth in community coalitions.

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    • YOUTH PARTICIPATION How to get youth to participate in the community and coalition.
      • ENGAGE
      • THEM IN
      • ACTIVITIES
      • THEY
      • ENJOY!
    • Volunteering to be waiters at Breakfast with Santa!
    • PRESENTATIONS TO 6 TH GRADE CLASSROOMS ON HOW TO STAY ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE
    • Three groups of the Hutch High Leadership Club gave presentations to 13 different 6 th grade classrooms!
    • RED RIBBON WEEK
      • Daily activities at Hutchinson High School to promote drug free youth.
      • Activities at Hutchinson Middle School 8 to encourage youth to be alcohol and drug free.
    • Give to worthy causes
      • Sell beads from Bead for Life for Diversity Days at High School with all proceeds to go to South Africa to families living in poverty.
    • INCREASE YOUTH ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION AT COALITION MEETINGS COALITION MEETINGS
      • HAVE YOUTH DO PRESENTATIONS AT COALITION MEETINGS!
      • HOST A LARGE ANNUAL EVENT AND RECOGNIZE YOUTH AND THEIR PARENTS FOR ALL THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY.
    • HOLD COALITION MEETINGS AT TIMES WHEN YOUTH CAN ATTEND.
      • CHANGE MEETING TIMES FROM NOON AND LUNCHEONS TO 4:00 AFTER SCHOOL.
    • HOLD YOUTH FOCUS SESSION
      • Established a youth statement
      • Identified what youth value
      • Formed youth responsibilities to the coalition and adults
      • Formed adult responsibilities to the youth
      • Engaged youth to be full participants and not just tokens
    • Take youth to leadership summits and conferences.
    • Kansas Youth Leadership Summit
      • Youth from the Hutchinson and Buhler Leadership groups work on creating an “Action Plan” for 2010-11 school year.
    • More Summit!
      • Youth attend breakout sessions
      • Meet with other youth at other schools around state
      • Meet for large group sessions
    • Check out YouTube for these great dances learned at TABS!!!
      • Look for Bill Cordes and the following dances:
      • Shark Week Dance
      • Respect Dance
      • Seatbelt Dance
      • The yearly summit was lots of work but fun for all!!!
      • Thanks to KFP and KDOT for yearly support of the summit.
    • Overview of Youth Participation
      • Choosing – youth can choose which activities they wish to participate in.
      • Decision-making – youth can meet on a regular basis to discuss and modify existing program rules and regulations.
      • Planning – youth can meet regularly to plan future programs and community activities.
      • Assessing – youth can engage in program evaluation activities.
      • Communicating – youth can regularly present programs to others such as community audiences, funders, stakeholders, etc.
      • (Advancing Youth Development Curriculum)
    • ACCOMPLISHMENTS
      • Seven of the youth leadership kids are trained to be facilitators for Strengthening Families 10-14 Program.
      • Youth Leadership Group as grown from 8 in 2006 to 45 in 2010.
      • On average, 10-15 youth attend coalition meetings on a regular basis.